Tuesday, February 21, 2006

mr. smith goes to the getty

most of the article and reviews I've seen on the new getty villa focuses on machado and silvetti as the architects for the renovation but doesn't delve very deeply into the process of renovation: the organizational, architectural and logistical challenges. the planning report addresses all of these, in an interview with the villa's project manager, Corbin Smith. its a fascinating read as the getty dealt with site, traffic and noise problems, the death of their landscape architect midway thru the project, and the utter lack of any historic preservation issues. [via planetizen]


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